Young girl carries dirty water back to her village.

Photo courtesy of World Vision

Mother and child gather water from unsafe source.

Photo courtesy of World Vision

Young girl shows the quality of her drinking water.

Photo courtesy of Karen Ambrogi

Woman carrying water back to her family.

Photo courtesy of World Vision

Drilling for clean water.

Photo courtesy of Karen Ambrogi

An excited village stares at the gift of water.

Photo courtesy of World Vision

Village celebrates the source of life.

Photo courtesy of World Vision

Families in line to collect clean water.

Photo courtesy of World Vision

Young girl amazed at new well that will change her life.

Photo courtesy of Karen Ambrogi

Children begin of a new healthy way of life.

Photo courtesy of Karen Ambrogi

Villagers look on as drilling rig hits water.

Photo courtesy of Karen Ambrogi

a child dies every 20 seconds from contaminated water, killing millions of children each year;

millions of children cannot attend school because they must walk for hours every day to collect dirty water; and

no other humanitarian intervention produces a more dramatic effect on life than access to clean water; then

Our Mission

"5 Women, $5 Million, 5 Years"

to save 100,000 children

In the summer of 2010, five passionate Dallas-Fort Worth area women got together and began discussing the horror that millions of children across the globe are dying from the lack of something as simple as clean water.

They believed that if people knew about what is happening and how easy it is to help, then people would do something and the response would be overwhelming.

And so they made a pledge to take action – to dedicate themselves to educate people about this crisis and to make it easy for them to act.

To do so, they launched "if you knew…" – an 'edu-cause', educating to make a life-changing impact.

Their campaign "5 Women, $5 Million, 5 Years" will help support the mission of World Vision, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, to provide access to clean water in Africa and save the lives of more than 100,000 children.

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Watch and Learn About The Crisis

from left: (top) Karen James, Lynn Dowdle, and Jana Rentzel
(bottom) Nancy Dunning and Jennifer Smith

and learn about our events

$2,225,846 raised so far.

Listen to "if you knew..." theme song: "Steady Stream," by artist Joe Dowdle

50 percent of the proceeds from "Steady Stream," donated to "if you knew..."